MadRobin (1439) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Always Ron's in Hagerstown, MD.
Clear, deep ruby-brown with a large pale khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of raisins, caramel, prunes and sweet dark fruit.
Taste of caramel, raisins, prunes, toffee, vanilla and brown sugar.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
Not as complex as some of its Belgian counterparts, but plenty tasty.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jredmond (4620) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Alla Spina with PJ and Pat. Pours a dark brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, light vanilla and oak. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet caramel malts upfront with subdued flavors of vanilla, oak, roast, booze and spice in the background.
mnoud (231) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013.05.02 - Allagash Odyssey - on tap at Always Ron's.
Shorter than normal review. Pours dark with sticky head. Aroma pretty neutral tony nose. Agree with review below, kind of malty wheat then sweeter on back end. Less malty sweetness than I would hope and more of a grainy wheat element. Nothing wrong with this but nothing distinguishing to me. Coming from a Belgian Strong Ale fan.
adamjackson (1762) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013 batch, paid $17.99 locally enjoyed at 60F in a tulip.
A - Dark brown, amber edges, nice lacing. light head
S - Smells like candy. hints of oak and vanilla with caramel and candied sugar. not a lot of dark fruits.
T - Pretty sweet at the finish, up front a more maltier wheat taste. I get some sweet candied sugar, not bready or yeasty at all. pretty basic
M - Heavy body, medium carbonation balances it out.
O - This beer is just okay. Glad I didnít cellar it. Itís just a mediocre beer for $18.
Niko100 (1682) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cider/brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, yeast, dark fruit, & spice; Flavor of smoky sweet malt, yeast, oak, dark fruit (notably plums & dates), caramel/vanilla, and spice; Nicely balanced and fairly complex; Overall, subtle in flavor - but well made.
tcane7 (1366) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Alla Spina. Pours a deep cloudy brown with some tan head and lace. Notes of roasted malt, figs, some chocolate, oak, raisin. Tasty
chinchill (1020) - South Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at Duckworths (NC)
Pour is a bit light for the style; but then I see this is partly a dark wheat beer. The clear dark brown/amber body is covered by a bone head that has great retention
Mouthfeel: near medium body with well-chose, soft carbonation. Very smooth.
Taste and Aroma: Wheaty, with plenty of alcohol esters and Belgian yeast. Also rather sweet up front. with hints of caramel and brown sugar, but ends mildly bitter.
O: Low on dark fruit for style, this Belgian ale was disappointing but should appeal more to folks who like wild yeast and wheat in their beers more than I do.
boxofrane (1718) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours clear brown with a small off white head. The aroma Is light chocolate, light roast. The taste has a little roasted chocolate, some toffee. For the abv, a little watery. Not bad.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Oakquinox 2013. Mahogany pour with an off-white head. Some bread and toffee malt aroma. Some dark fruit, spice, and wood. Not terribly sweet and a bit herbal. The flavor is very toasty and heavy on the oak. Mild to moderate malt sweetness of toffee and toasted bread. Spice and herb flavors, yeast, dark fruit, and a hint of smoke.
closey22 (577) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber; thick and chewy; malty sweet some smokyness; finishes sweet with some hoppy bitters